So Matt and I decided to explore NOR-CAL a little on our day off together..We heard about this "awesome fishing spot" called (Hat Creek) and decided to go check it out even though it was a couple hours away. Lassen Volcanic National Park was on the way to our destination and we had to pay TEN bucks just to drive through it!!! I was pretty mad at first..considering we weren't staying in Lassen BUT it was absolutely gorgeous there so i guess it was worth the 10 bones :0) here are some pics of Lassen...
...So we get out of Lassen and drive about 30 more minutes until we finally found 'Hat Creek' which I have nicknamed 'CRAP creek' becuase it was a dump! We get there and it was a stagnet irrigation canal out in the middle of nowhere with 5 shirtless fat guys in lawn chairs fishing!!! We gave it a BIG thumbs down and decided to go elsewhere.We took out our handy dandy atlas and found that a place called Burney Falls was only a half hour away..we figured that there would be some pretty good water there so we were back on the road again :0) When we got there we were relieved because it was SO beautiful..unlike our last stop ;0) We were so ready to get out of the car and FISH! We put our poles together and hiked down a damp trail to the waterfall..which happened to be breathtaking!
The mist from the waterfall felt so good on my face and i relaxed in the sun with my hubby for a while..those are the moments that make our little vacations ;0)
I didnt know if i would catch any fish under the falls BUT i couldnt resist fishing such a pretty hole... it was a good thing that Matt and i brought our new video camera with us to try out because i caught a couple HUGE Rainbow trout!! The second one i caught was a 14 incher! It was so amaizing..check it out!
That totally made the trip worth it..catching a fish is one of the greatest feelings in the world!!..i know..im a dork ;0)
Matt decided to throw his line in after that but i must've scared all the fish away cause we had no such luck after that..we both got alot of strikes but no fish..look how handsome my husband is ;0)
After a long day of fishing (we left at 6:00) We were starving and both of us were craving tri-tip sandwiches! We didnt think wed find a BBQ joint in the tiny town of Burney,CA but we DID!!! The sandwiches definitely hit the spot and we were very satisfied..YUMMY :0)Then we were on the road again headed back to good ol' Chico..We drove through Redding and i have to say..its a nice little town! There are lots of trees and the city is alot bigger than Chico..which is nice. They even had a Macys there so i got some MAC stuff before we left :0) Anywho we made it home after a day full of fun, adventure and FISH :0)